WASHINGTON (AP) – During the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, President Obama was caught on tape during an embarrassing moment where he absent-mindedly scratched his face with his index finger after referencing someone with whom he disagreed politically.
In previous speeches, the President has casually scratched his face with his middle finger while referencing both Hillary Clinton and John McCain. While some right-wing extremist groups have cited these actions as “punk” moves that showed “contempt” for his opponents, defenders of the President’s clean, articulate nature were quick to point out that questioning Obama’s “normal and natural” gesture is childish, absurd, and prosecutable under the USA PATRIOT Act.
“The scratching in question at the Correspondents Dinner,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, “took place while the President was referring to RNC Chairman Michael Steele. Obviously the presence of an African-American who didn’t support him unquestioningly was surprising and disturbing to Mr. Obama, like owning a horse that gives birth to a unicorn. It’s just freakishly unnatural. This so unnerved the President that he may have inadvertently used an inappropriate finger to soothe his tingling Spidey-senses. He, of course, apologizes if anyone misinterpreted his uncharacteristic non-derisive gesture toward a despicable race-traitor.”
Michael Steele, the non-object of the non-scorn, made no comment specifically on the finger issue, but WAS shocked by some of Obama’s verbal offerings during the dinner, stating during a recent press conference, “Heezy?… HEEZY?… Yo, G, the wor’ is ‘HIZZY’!… Damn, homey, you street cred be illin!”